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Mayo Clinic Practical Proton Therapy Seminar and Workshop 2019

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, USA
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Title: Mayo Clinic Practical Proton Therapy Seminar and Workshop 2019
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Jan, 24, 2019 to Jan, 26, 2019
Location: Scottsdale, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 450 to 525 USD
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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, USA
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In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs)

Application for SAM credit is being processed. This activity should meet the criteria for American Board of Radiology self-assessment credit toward fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program. 14.0 SAM credit hours (11 Self-Assessment Modules, worth 1.25 SAM credits each), will likely be available for this activity after approval under Mayo Clinic School of Continuing Medical Education's ABR deemed status when the processing is completed.

Other Healthcare Professionals

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

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  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
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The Mayo Clinic Practical Proton Therapy Seminar and Workshop is designed to provide a focused interactive educational experience on how to implement pencil beam scanning therapy. The seminar includes lectures on the basic principles of proton beam therapy, proton beam clinical trials, and practical discussions through case-based vignettes with experienced proton beam faculty. The interactive workshop allows for faculty to share how proton beam therapy is implemented in our clinic with hands-on demonstrations of patient immobilization at CT simulation, treatment planning and evaluation, image-guided radiation therapy, IGRT and beam delivery, including comprehensive QA. 

This program is designed for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, medical residents and physics residents.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

State the basic principles of proton therapy.

Explain differences between pencil beam scanning and traditional passive scattering techniques.

Recognize uncertainties of proton therapy.

Apply robustness evaluation & optimization tools to evaluate and mitigate plan uncertainties.

Identify advantage & limitations of PBS (pencil beam scanning).

Identify which patients are eligible for proton beam therapy.

Distinguish different planning techniques, such as SFO (single-field optimization), MFO (multiple field optimization), and robust optimization.

Describe the typical workflow of a proton beam clinic, including patient immobilization, CT  simulation, Tx planning, QA (quality assurance), & IGRT (image-guided radiation therapy).

Assess methods to address the increased RBE (relative biological effectiveness) of proton beam therapy.

Summarize clinical trials focusing on hypofractionation used for head & neck, genitourinary, central nervous system and breast cancer patients.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Aman Anand, PhD

Jonathan A. Ashman, MD, PhD

Martin Bues, PhD

Kimberly S. Corbin, MD

Thomas B. Daniels, MD

Sameer R. Keole, MD

Nadia N. Laack, MD or Anita Mahajan, M.D.

Daniel J. Ma, MD

Lisa A. McGee, MD

Robert W. Mutter, M.D.

Jean Claude M. Rwigema, MD

Samir H. Patel, MD

Terrance T. Sio, MD, MS

Robert D. Timmerman, MD

Carlos E. Vargas, MD

Sujay A. Vora, MD

William W. Wong, MD

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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 East Greenway Parkway

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

United States

+1 (800) 354-5892

Course location note: The first two days of the course will take place at the Westin Kierland. The third day of the course will take place at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center on the Mayo Clinic Hospital campus. Scheduled transportation will be provided from Westin Kierland to Mayo Clinic Cancer Center at 7:00 a.m. and a return trip at 1:00 p.m. from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center to Westin Kierland. Please note transportation will only be provided for course attendees. This information can also be found on the course program.

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For technical support, contact Education Technology Center at 507-266-9087 or Standard business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CT. For educational activity support, contact Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development (MCSCPD) at 1-800-323-2688 or
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